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Honda Australia hoping for a large SUV and ute, but chances are slim

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Honda Australia hoping for a large SUV and ute, but chances are slim

Why do left-hand drive markets get all the good models? That must be what Honda Australia’s senior management is thinking, because it’s missing out on two models that could be vital to it growing its sales Down Under...

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Honda Australia wishing for ute and large SUV, may have to settle for seven-seat CR-V
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Honda Australia wishing for ute and large SUV, may have to settle for seven-seat CR-V

A seven-seat version of the next-generation Honda CR-V could form an important pillar for Honda Australia, as the brand has confirmed it is unable to secure a large SUV or dual-cab utility vehicle in the near future. At a business meeting this week with media, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins gave the best indication to date that Australians could get the next-generation Honda CR-V – likely due in 2017 – with three rows of seating...


2016 Honda Ridgeline unibody ute debuts in Detroit
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2016 Honda Ridgeline unibody ute debuts in Detroit

The second-generation Honda Ridgeline ute has made its debut at the 2016 Detroit auto show sporting a much more conservative and traditional design than the original. As with the original Ridgeline, the new model eschews the body-on-frame construction of its mid-size rivals in the States, using a unibody platform that seems to be shared largely with the latest-generation Pilot SUV...


SEMA 2015: 11 eye-catching concepts
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SEMA 2015: 11 eye-catching concepts

With its mix of outlandish enhancements and 'what were they thinking' concepts, the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas might not be everybody's cup of tea - but it does throw up its fair share of interesting automobiles. To give you a taster of what that all means, we've put together a handful of the most eye-catching machines at this year's show...


Honda to consider HiLux rival for “attractive” pick-up market
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Honda to consider HiLux rival for “attractive” pick-up market

A leading Honda executive has described the pick-up market as an “attractive” one and admits the company needs to consider the business case for a rival to the Toyota HiLux and other top-selling utes. Acknowledging the popularity of utes in countries like Australia and Thailand, Honda Asia and Oceania regional operations chief operating officer Noriaki Abe said it was a vehicle class the brand needed to have a serious think about...